philanthropy

9 Things Elon Musk Could Do With Larry Page's $32.3 Billion
9 Things Elon Musk Could Do With Larry Page's $32.3 Billion

Google CEO Larry Page made a surprising statement at this week's TED conference in Vancouver. During an interview with Charlie Rose, Page said that, instead of leaving his fortune to charity, he'd rather give it to Elon Musk. It's not necessarily a bad idea. Charities do great work in communities...Read More»

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Donate Your Vehicle To Charity For A Last-Minute Tax-Deduction

In case you hadn't noticed, it's December 30. Many of you still face mounds of used wrapping paper and guest rooms that need a thorough cleaning, but you should also give a little bit of attention to your personal taxes -- especially if you've come out ahead this year. On the whole, 2013 has been a...Read More»

Star Wars-themed Ford Fiesta for 'Course of the Force'
Before Comic Con, Ford Uses The Force To Help Raise Funds

Since the 1970s, San Diego's Comic Con has entertained fans of science fiction, fantasy, anime, and, of course, comics. However, few Americans knew much about the convention until recently, as nerd culture has gone mainstream. (We blame the Bronies.) In fact, Comic Con is now so big that it...Read More»

Screencap from 'Meals Per Hour' documentary about Toyota & Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts
Watch This Video About Superstorm Sandy & Toyota Will Donate A Meal To NYC's Food Bank

There were plenty of big news events last year, but few had the emotional and physical impact of Superstorm Sandy. Today, long after the skies cleared, some residents of the Northeast are still working to rebuild their homes and lives, and they depend on dozens of nonprofits for support. Food Bank...Read More»

Briarwood Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma, two days after being destroyed by a tornado
One Week Later: Automakers Show Support For Oklahoma

On Monday, May 20, a tornado touched down in the town of Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City. Tornadoes are a fact of life in the Midwest, but this one was far from ordinary -- a fact proven by the numbers we use to describe it: 200 mph winds, 1.3 miles wide, a path of destruction 17 miles long, 377...Read More»

The 2013 Oklahoma City tornado as it passed through south Oklahoma City (via Wikimedia)
GM Foundation & Chevrolet Help Moore, Oklahoma Recover From Disaster

Officials from the National Weather Service say the tornado that ripped through Oklahoma on Monday was one of the strongest on record, with winds topping 200 miles per hour. It will be days -- if not weeks -- before damage estimates are finalized, but what's abundantly clear is that the storm left...Read More»

Lexus 'Check In for Charity' Facebook app
Lexus Converts Facebook Check-Ins Into Cash For Boys & Girls Clubs

Lexus is known for putting big red bows on its vehicles during the holiday season. But this year, during its "December to Remember" year-end sales event, Toyota's luxury marque is also giving to charity -- and you can help out, even if you're not in the market for a Lexus. The way it works is...Read More»

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How To Give Your Car (Or Motorcycle, Or Boat) To Charity

For weeks, we've been inundated with commercials encouraging us to buy, buy, buy. On Thursday, while warm turkeys still sat on America's dinner tables, some of our biggest retailers opened their doors, hoping that bright, shiny products would fly off the shelves without too many shoppers being...Read More»

Subaru's 5th annual Share the Love sales event
Subaru Aims To Raise $5 Million For 5 Fantastic Charities

Subaru's "Share the Love" sales event has become a holiday tradition. This year, the automaker hopes to raise $5 million through the promotion -- $5 million that will be given to five outstanding charities. The way it works is simple: for every new Subaru sold or leased between now and January 2...Read More»

2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition
2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition Gives To Military Charities

Chrysler has debuted a new, special edition of its Jeep Patriot SUV: the 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom edition. The announcement came yesterday, while many Americans were observing Veterans Day. The timing isn't coincidental: like the Jeep Wrangler Freedom edition, the Patriot Freedom is billed as "a...Read More»

Ford's Drive One 4 UR School program
Ford Debuts 'Drive 4 UR Community' To Raise Funds For Charity

You've probably heard about Ford's "Drive One 4 UR School" program, which has raised over $12 million for high schools across the country since 2007. Now, the automaker is rolling out a similar program for charities called "Drive 4 UR Community". In fact, the two programs are almost identical...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Offers Fans A Chance To Give Back

If you lean green and you're looking for a new car, listen up: shoppers who purchase a 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid or Focus Electric can boost contributions to four nonprofits that keep America beautiful. In fact, you don't even have to buy a car to take part in the...Read More»

Ford's Drive One 4 UR School program
Ford & Its Dealers Aim To Raise $1 Million For High Schools

Automotive advertising is big business -- in fact, no one burns through quite as many marketing dollars as car companies do. Add on the amounts spent by individual dealerships, and you're looking at a whole lot of dough. Some of those campaigns are laughable. Others are admittedly a little...Read More»

AT&T no-texting campaign on Facebook Causes
ATT Donates $2 For Every Person Who Pledges Not To Text & Drive

Want to make a charitable gift this holiday season? You could whip out your credit card and support any number of nonprofits online, but if money's a little tight why not let someone with deeper pockets make a contribution on your behalf? That's what AT&T promises to do -- and all you have to...Read More»

Lexus' 'big red bow' promotion to support Toys For Tots
Lexus Donates $5 To Toys For Tots For Every Big Red Bow You Share Online

Lexus is making it easy for folks to donate to Toys for Tots this holiday season: just share one of the brand's well-known "big red bows" on Facebook or Twitter during Lexus' "December to Remember" sales event, and the company will contribute $5 to the charity. For Facebook users, the process is...Read More»

Subaru's 2011 'Share the Love' event
Subaru Shares The Love With Five Charities Through January 3

'Tis the season for year-end deals, but for folks in search of something different -- and philanthropic -- Subaru is offering shoppers a chance to get a new car and make a gift to charity, all in one fell swoop. The deal is part of Subaru of America's annual "Share the Love" promotion, running now...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 Pink Ribbon Edition
2012 Fiat 500 Pink Ribbon Edition Benefits Breast Cancer Research

Fiat's rollout of the 2012 500 is ramping up to warp speed. Not only have we seen special Gucci editions of the city car, but we recently spotted a new commercial for the 500 starring Jennifer Lopez zooming rapidly around the block from whence she comes. Now, there's another 500 special edition on...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
Subaru's Facebook Fans Choose Make-A-Wish Foundation

Each year Subaru runs its "Share The Love" sales promotion, where it donates $250 to a charity for each car it sells in a specified period of time. This year, Subaru wanted to let its Facebook fans help decide on one of the charities that will receive a donation. After three weeks, Subaru's fans...Read More»

Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
Volkswagen Announces $1 Million Gift To MLK Memorial Foundation

As the nation prepares to commemorate the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, Volkswagen Group of America has announced a gift of $1,000,000 to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, which is responsible for the memorial's construction and upkeep...Read More»

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